Applications open for Safe Room Rebate Program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Jan. 24, 2018) — The Ohio Emergency Management Agency’s Safe Room Rebate Program is accepting applications. The program provides a rebate to Ohio homeowners for the purchase and installation of tornado safe rooms.

Homeowners selected for the program are eligible for a rebate of 75% of the cost to purchase, install and/or construct a safe room up to a maximum of $4,875.

Safe rooms are defined as any above or below ground shelter that meets or exceed the requirements outlined in FEMA Publication 320 and/or 361. For additional information on safe rooms, go to

The application deadline is 5 p.m. March 19. Those interested should apply directly to Ohio EMA at: